The Scald Awareness Task Group for ASSE International is looking for members to develop an educational white paper to promote the necessity of properly setting limit stops on devices that limit temperature.

The task group is chaired by ASSE International Past President Richard Prospal and will create and distribute promotional tools to raise awareness of the potential for scalding water temperatures because of improperly set limit stops.

Anyone with an interest in stopping scald injuries may join this committee and membership in ASSE International is not necessary. The first meeting is expected to be in February and all meetings will be held via conference call.

“Over the past few years, ASSE International has published two white papers pertaining to scald hazards,” Prospal said. “Both papers have been very well-received and have helped to educate the public about good plumbing practices and the potential for scald injuries if good practices are not followed. The forming Scald Awareness Task Group will work with ASSE International’s industry partners to raise awareness of potential hazards associated with improperly set limit stops and work toward preventing scald injuries, especially to high-risk groups such as young children and the elderly.”